The report consists of both a comparative overview and national descriptions. The short comparative overview, covering EU Member States, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey, shows that the great majority of European countries address entrepreneurship education through national strategies or initiatives. At primary education level, two thirds of European countries explicitly acknowledge entrepreneurship in central steering documents while in secondary education virtually all countries integrate entrepreneurship into the curriculum, either as part of the general objectives of the overall curriculum, or within subject curricula or through a combination of these approaches. Thus the importance of entrepreneurship education is widely recognised. Moreover, many European countries define specific learning outcomes for entrepreneurship education covering entrepreneurial attitudes, knowledge and skills. Finally, the report also presents those countries where concrete guidelines and teaching materials give support to teachers, as well as a picture of current initiatives and ongoing reforms.
The study is only available in English on the Eurydice website. There will be no printed copies of this report.
This is a publication tracing the main developments of European education systems over the last decade. The report combines statistical data (Eurostat) with qualitative information to describe the organisation, management and functioning of 37 European education systems.
The report assesses actions and developments during the first cycle of implementing ET 2020 (2009-2011) and establishes priorities for European policy cooperation during the next cycle (2012-2014) which are aimed to a large extent at mobilizing education and training in support of the Europe 2020 strategy.
It identifies progress and challenges in five priority areas:
¬ Investment and reforms in education and training
¬ Early School Leaving
¬ Tertiary or equivalent education attainment
¬ Lifelong learning strategies
¬ Learning mobility